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Should Abortion Be Used As Birth Control

Updated on January 30, 2014

Before I began this hub please know that I am not writing to judge or point the finger at anyone for what has happened in your past or present. I am merely commenting on a subject that I feel very passionate about and what I have to say is my viewpoint. I am also writing from the standpoint of ending life as a way to control unwanted pregnancy due to recreational sex. By recreational I mean(one night stands, multiple partners, just because sex) In my opinion this is careless disregard and disrespect for life. I would say that I know a lot of women who have had abortions and I have known some who have thought about it but didn't go through with the procedure. This decision for women a lot of times is very stressful and painful physically and spiritually. There are so many problems that surface with these circumstances and to me it outweighs the good, if there is any good in having an abortion. Firstly, to me a life is a life and should not be aborted before it has had a chance to live, love, thrive and grow! Life comes from God and it is never a mistake. There are millions of women that cannot have children and would give anything to be able to raise a child without pause and to them this is the greatest gift, to raise a child. I have heard people say that the child in its earliest form is not acutually a life yet but to me this is a senseless statement. Its the equivelent of planting a seed for a rose but saying its not a rose until you see the petals. The Life is in the sperm or seed of the man and is incubated in the woman until developmentally it can live outside of the mother and function on his or her own. The first chapter of Jeremiah verse five, of the holy bible reads:"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you and ordained you a prophet to the nations." This is a testament to the fact that every life has a purpose and is not just happenstance. Along with the spiritual abandonment is the constant remembering of "what would my child have been like, how would my child have looked, like me or dad," not to mention that there are three people involved, mom, dad and the unborn child. In all cases the father is not in agreement with the procedure but he is outnumbered by the woman's decision and the law being on her side. I feel as though the father should have a say-so as well because he is necessary in the making of the child, the woman can't conceive the child on her own so how does one come to the conclusion that it is the woman's decision alone. The fact that the child has to grow in her womb is reasoned to be fair because she is the carrier of the child for nine months but to me that is unfair and inconsiderate of the father. I can say that given the statistics of the single parent home where only mom is present it does for some, make a strong argument as to why the mother is given the final choice of whether the child is born. In lieu of this belief I am persuaded that the taking of life is just that, the taking of life. I do know as well that some pregnancies are terminated because of medical situations where neither the child or mother would survive. This is not a rhetorical, fanatical, unresearched belief based on nothing but heresay and inexperience. We hear and listen to the voice of politics, the voice of the law and the voice of advocates and mothers everywhere shouting, its my life, my body and my situation, therefore my choice but, may I ask, who's listening to the choice and the voice of the child! What I have written is once again born out of my faith in Jesus Christ and the right to be given the chance to live life! In closing I would like to ask anyone who reads this not to read it in anger but as another way of thinking, GOD BLESS YOU! (I'd like to mention a book that is well written and a must read on the topic of abortion/Author:Randy Alcorn/Pro Life Answers to Pro Choice Arguements Expanded and Updated)


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      ladyt11 6 years ago

      Honorablewoman your name fits you well! Thank you for this comment, you feel my heart and that is a wonderful feeling. Thank you again and I will definitely be checking out your sons on youtube, you are living proof of what I was trying to convey! God bless and keep you.

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      Honorablewoman 6 years ago from Georgia

      I was sixteen years old and afraid, yet, I bore twin boys. That are now a light in my life, given by God. Their names are Corey and Courtney McDonald, They have sermons on Youtube, just put in their names, you have to see what my family almost made me flush down the toilet, They are strong men of God and wonderful sons. I Thank God everyday that I chose life instead of death for my babies.Thank You for this HUB, I hope it will bless someone's life.

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      ladyt11 7 years ago

      Hi Lady E! I agree with you that some women have to abort because of health reasons. I do think that having abortions as a form of birth control for frivolous sex, not using protection, one night stands etc. is a disregard and disrespect for life. I just feel as though life is not taken seriously when abortion is used as birth control. It is my belief that abstinence should be used as birth control if you know that you are not ready or able to take care of a child. In society we are so quick to punish people who take the life of others but when a child's life is taken before birth it seems to be ok. I know that ultimately it is the woman's choice and I understand the ramifications of taking away choice. I also agree with you that women can get depressed at "what could have been" and might start regretting the decision that they made, this is so true. It just seems so unfair to me that the child, as a life is not considered as well. There are men who would take their child and raise them, by themselves or with the help of friends and family, even if the mother did not want to be a part of the child's life. While I don't judge or consider all women uncouth, or uncaring who have had this procedure done, I do look at it as the taking of a life because the contiunance of that life and its potential is snuffed out. Also, if the child is given up for adoption, there is still the chance of reconnecting with that child which could help to alleviate the what if issues and could give the mothers an option to make the choice of getting to know their child as well, even if they felt otherwise in the beginning. My whole issue is to give life a fighting chance and be more mindful and serious about the possibility of having a child if you are not ready. Thanks so much for your thought provoking comments Lady E, I enjoy your hubs and it is always nice to have you stop by my page!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      I think not in the interest of Womens mental health.

      Some women need to have abortions for health reasons, some because they don't want the baby - which I don't judge, it's their choice.

      However, if it's used as a Form of Birth control, such women later in life will start to get depressed at "what could have been" and might start regretting all the abortions they had. Pills should be used for Birth Control. I'm just thinking of the well-being of women.

      BesT wishes.

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      ladyt11 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for your kind words and support. I so agree with your statement "what was alive is dead." This actually sums up the whole act of abortion. Once again thanks for your heartfelt comment and thanks for stopping by my page.

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      You are so right. After an abortion, what was alive is dead. It is definitely human. Since when has the killing of what is human been nobody's business? Great Hub. Thank you for expressing the absolute truth.

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      ladyt11 7 years ago

      @b. Malin, I also wish that there was a way to transfer the unwanted to the wanted, how awesome would that be! In the meantime I wish mothers would really look into adoption. There are so many women that can't get pregnant, that are just waiting with open arms for an opportunity to hold and love a child. Thanks for your comment b, I appreciate it.

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      I've always wondered what that unborn child could have become. I'm not judging the mother, what a hard decision to make. I personal could not do abortion...but science being what it is, should have come up with a way to transfer the unwanted to the wanted.

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      ladyt11 7 years ago

      You are so encouraging, God Bless You!

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      Liberate 7 years ago from Jesus Loves You

      You're Welcome... You Have A Heart, And You Care For Others, There Isn't A Reason I Wouldn't Take Time To Read Your Work.

      And Abortions Is Something I Fight Against, I Hope You Continue Writing!

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      ladyt11 7 years ago

      Hi liberate, whats going on! Thanks for reading my article. I just would like to correct one of the thoughts that you commented on if I may. I didn't say some were not alive but I did say that some people think that conception in its earliest form is not a life yet. Unfortunately people do think that way. But I agree with you, life is life at the moment of conception! I hope that people will research what actally occurs during the abortion process. Thanks for commenting once again liberate I appreciate you!

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      Liberate 7 years ago from Jesus Loves You

      You're Correct, Abortions Are Extremely Horrible, Though If A Teenager Simply Couldn't Take Enough Interest Of Finding The Proper Requirements for Having Protective Sex, Then They Should Simply Continue With The Child, The Choice Of Life And Death ... Should Never Be Given.

      Personality, The Thought Of Ending A Child's Life, Without Question Hurts Me To A Point Of Crying, Just The Idea.

      I've Spend My Entire Life, Wishing For A Family, I Believe I'll Be A Sweet Dad, I've Seen The Actions My Own Takes Upon Me... I Wouldn't Repeat It...

      I Don't Understand, How Can Someone Calling Me A Failure, Regretting I Was Ever Born, Saying I'm Not His Son, Just Because... I Dislike School... The Way People Continue To Hurt Me, Spend Hours Distracting the Class.

      I'm A Quite Person At The Back Of The Room, I Can't Listen, My Farther Shouldn't Hurt Me Because Of It...

      Though, Life And Children Are A Gift, That We Have Been Blessed With. We Need To Take The Right Requirements To Continue Safe And Wanted Children.

      Though, The End Result Of Taking A Child's Life, Is Simply Sadistic And Horrifying. I Don't Know What Type Of insanity Takes A Person To Do Such Actions.

      Though, You're Mistaken When You Said, Some Are Not Alive. I Believe Some Abortions Can Be Taken Place Any Where Between Two Weeks Of Being Born, Some Abortions Have Had Feet, Eyes, Lets, Mouths, Everything!

      Though, Even Unwanted Sex, I Don't Understand Why People Do That... It Breaks My Heart... I Can't Describe My Emotion When It Comes To Unwanted Sex, It's A Horrible Feeling, When You Think About Such A thing...

      Though, God Gives Life, And You Shouldn't Reject It.

      I Really Wish, I Wasn't Born, To Be Able To Endure These Feelings... I Wish ... I Was Dead.

      Though, My Words Are From A Teenager, They're Not Going To Mean Anything, Though... I'd Rather Die Then To Kill A Child.

      Sex Is Extremely Scary, The Idea Of How It Can Ruin Your Life, Though; I Don't Think Anyone Would Ever Want Me, I've Always Been Alone.

      I Just Hope, People Take The Correct Steps Into Sex...

      I'm Two Years Younger Then The Required Age For This Website... I Don't Want To Be Banned, I Love Helping People.